Here is a snapshot from my evening. I'm a loving mother that bathes with her children and nurses until they are done. I'm not weird. I'm not extreme. I'm just normal.
I share pictures throughout my day just like everyone else on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Some photo their lunch. Some photo their cars. Some photo their kids. I've had the same followers on Twitter and Instagram for a long time and they've grown to feel like they know us. They're friends and many are fellow parents. I never felt odd sharing photos of my kids with these moms, dads, and friends.
Then today some weirdness started.
Men making cat-calls.
Sites asking if they could show my pictures on their site for "hot girls showing their boobs."
What? I'm nursing. I'm nursing my BABY. She's 2 and NOT too old to be nursing. The WHO backs me up on this and I think they've done their homework. For a moment I questioned myself and wondered if I had asked for it. I was quickly reminded by iamnotthebabysitter that I had not done anything wrong. I was the victim. Actually, I was supported by a great many followers, new and old, including kellynaturally and the gentleman at mouselink. I need to stay strong and realize that only through this will breastfeeding become normal and accepted by all again.